Job Listing - Washington City Utah

Building Inspector 1

Department: Community Development

Division: Building Inspections

Effective Date: 01/26/21 | Closing Date: Upon Hire

Annual Wage: $50,000- (Lateral Pay Can Exceed Starting Pay Depending on Experience)


Performs a variety of entry-level paraprofessional and technical dutiesas needed to assure compliance with city, county, state, and/or federal building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical codes, and ordinances. Performs inspections on residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.


Works under the general supervision of the Building Official or Building Inspector II while in training on a project-by-project basis.




Visits building sites or existing buildings to perform inspections including zoning, yard location, footing, foundation, frame, wiring, plumbing, and heating to assure compliance to building codes and ordinances.

Interprets regulations and codes for builder and property owners, assist them in complying with established standards.

Investigates alleged code violations; determines whether a violation exists; informs building owner/worker of violations in building construction; serves correction notices; prepares certification of the inspection; examines damaged buildings upon request to determine structural safety for occupancy or reuse.

Maintains files inspection checks, work notices, researches into particular problems; suggests solutions; follows up on written agreements between the city and building owners, developers, contractors, etc.

Discusses proposed changes in ordinances and codes with supervisors; receives correct interpretation and passes the same onto the public as the occasion arises; provides solicited input regarding code changes; reviews and studies uniform codes to stay abreast of changes.

Performs related duties as required.


A. Graduation from high school;

B. Two (2) years of responsible experience in the building trades;

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of construction methods and materials common to commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects; basic engineering standards and codes; political, legal, and governmental processes affecting various building programs and project management; building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and energy conservation codes; modern construction methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment; basic drafting techniques, blueprints and related specifications; interpersonal communication skills.

3.Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid Utah Drivers License.

Must be an I.R.C./I.C.C. 2 way certified Inspector in at least two areas of inspection specialization, one of which must be in (building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical).

4. Work Environment:

Tasks required a variety of physical activities not generally involving muscular strain. Physical activity and demands are frequent related to walking, standing, stooping, climbing, sitting, and reaching. Talking, hearing and seeing or other effective communication is essential to job performance. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking common to most job functions. Frequent travel required in course of performing portions of job functions.

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